What we're about
GirlTrek, the largest public health nonprofit for African-American women and girls in the United States. With nearly 150,000 neighborhood walkers, GirlTrek encourages women to use walking as a practical first step to inspire healthy living, families, and communities. As women organize walking teams, they mobilize community members to support monthly advocacy efforts and lead a civil rights-inspired health movement.
Beyond walking, GirlTrek’s active members support local and national policy to increase physical activity through walking, improve access to safe places to walk, protect and reclaim green spaces, and improve the walkability and built environments of 50 high-need communities across the United States.
We are moving over yonder to sweet Charlotte, North Carolina where GirlTrek is taking its message of radical self-care and healing on the road with a 12 month, 50-stop national wellness revival. In the footsteps of a civil rights legacy, teach-ins will train women to be frontline health activists. Hosted by Co-founders Morgan and Vanessa, teach-ins will include “How to start organizing with GirlTrek”, an hour of powerful #DaughtersOf storytelling, and an hour of dance and spiritual vibrations! Join us on the #RoadtoSelma in your city for a radical teach-in and wellness revival! Event location details will be shared as we get closer to the event date.